Library Surveys and Reports
The Library Usage Annual Data Report 2011-12
The annual end of year statistics report about Library usage can be viewed in full here. The report is designed to describe the year’s working results, and includes comparisons to the previous year, giving a comprehensive picture of activity in the Library.
The full report is also available in the Library and the common room notice board. A brief summary of the report is shown below.
- We have 256 active registered
- Library users. 764 items have been added to the Library stock since July 2011.
- 4273 books and other loans were borrowed by students.
- Laptops and netbooks were loaned 378 times.
- The most popular book in the Library is...
1) Developing Critical Youth Theory (Belton, B)
2) Principles and Practice of Informal Education (Wolfe, M)
3) Radical Youth Work (Belton, B)
4) Supervision (Belton, B)
5) Informal Education (Jeffs, T & Smith, M)
The Library Survey 2011-12
We use the survey results to help plan and prioritise Library services and resources in the best way possible. The Library Team would like to give thanks to everyone who completed the survey.
You can download the 2011/12 Library survey report here. The Library survey was conducted during May 2012. The survey was a paper based questionnaire given to students and staff visiting the library. 21% of active registered library users took part in the survey.
The survey was conducted with the aim to find Library user views, ideas, and suggestions so that they can be considered as part of the Library Teams commitment to improving the Mary Crosby Library. More specifically, the survey aims to identify, prioritize and manage the key issues and concerns affecting Library users thus enabling the Library Team to develop high standards of service for students and other Library users.
In conclusion the survey results are very positive for the Library. The Library performed highest on the category of Library staff with 95% of respondents very satisfied (and 5% fairly satisfied).
The Library Team will use the survey to help fine-tune existing services and plan for future improvements, so whilst positive results are encouraging, we are keen to focus on identifying areas for improvement. Amongst areas that would be looked at in terms of development of services and improvements to library facilities and equipment include:
o Upgrading Library computers especially the Library enquiry computers.
o Improving Library guides.
o Planning, promoting and running Library mini workshops.
o Increasing resources such as books and journals as well presenting students with alternative means of gathering research, emphasizing to students that they can search and browse the Library to find a range of books (with the same classification number).
o Increasing multimedia resources, such as DVDs.
o Looking at ways to increase electronic resources.
The Library Team would like to thank everyone who completed the survey, as you are helping play a part in shaping the future direction of your Library.
Library Mid-Term Survey 2011-2012
You can download the mid-term survey results here. The mid-term survey (appendix b) was conducted during February 2012. The survey was a paper based questionnaire given to Full time and Distance learning students visiting the library. The survey was also posted here, on ymoodle’s Library webpage.
We use the results from this survey to help plan and prioritise Library services and resources in the best way possible. The Library Team would like to give thanks to everyone who completed the survey.
Past Surveys and Reports